Ethics


What gene editing should be able to do is different across groups, as gene editing becomes more refined it becomes more important to define parameters.

  • Utilitarian Approach believes in what provides the ost good with least harm
  • Common Good Approach focuses on what is most beneficial to society
  • Germline and embryo editing will be passed through generations
CRISPR technology modules Price Range
Module 1: Construction and testing of CRISPR vectors $1,970 to $2,140/CRISPR vector
Module 2: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knock-out $13,500 to $17,400/gene/hPSC line
Module 3a: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated point mutation introduction and/or repair $15,200 to $19,100/gene/hPSC line
Module 3b: CRISPR/Cas9-mediated reporter line generation $12,600. to $16,500/hPSC line
  • Germline and embryo modification is illegal in many countries
  • Members of UNESCO called for a ban on editing, believing the human genome is essentially sacred.